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Applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution - the way forward

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • January 11 2012

The Court of Final Appeal has, in Liquidator of Wing Fai Construction Company Limited v Yip Kwong Robert and Others (FACV 32011, 8 December 2011), informed practitioners of the approach the courts must now take when faced with applications to strike out civil proceedings for delay or want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff